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Healthy Kids Step It Up Challenge

Be a Wellness Warrior for Students

We have partnered with our wellness platform, YuMuuv, to promote overall health and wellness in schools and the community. 

The Fall Healthy Kids Step It Up Challenge, powered by Health Action Council, is a national no-cost, four-week step program that promotes daily healthy habits for participants and encourages them to be active role models for students.

Create a team for your school district and start stepping to model healthy habits, show leadership, and win money! Create and register a team made up of school administrators, educators, and parents of students. *Teams must have at least three participants. 


When: October 14 – November 10, 2024
Deadline to Submit a Team Name: Tuesday, October 8
Deadline to Register Team Members: Thursday, October 10


Here’s how to join if you participated in our Spring 2024 Healthy Kids Challenge:

*Please note you will be joined under the same team name as the previous challenge. If you would like to switch your team name, please email [email protected]

If your team participated in the Spring 2024 Healthy Kids Challenge, but you didn’t, please follow steps 3 and 4 below.

Here’s how to get started if you didn't participate in our Spring 2024 Healthy Kids Challenge:




The school district team that has the highest average total steps in the team leaderboard will win $1,500 for their school. 

Other team leaderboard winners are as follows: 

  • 2nd: $1,250
  • 3rd: $1,000
  • 4th: $750
  • 5th: $500

Separate prize: for Ohio Schools only, the top school districts (in each combined group) will win $1,000. 

Note: For Ohio – One school from each combined group will win. Two combined groups include OHSAA regions:

  • Central, East, Northeast

  • Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest
    If your school district has multiple teams, your district cannot win the prize money for Top Stepper AND placed winners or Ohio region winner. One team cannot win a placed prize and the Ohio prize.

Compete in pop-up weekly mini challenges and win valuable prizes such as gift cards, Fitbits, gift sets, and swag!  

In addition to prizes, as a collective group, if we reach our step goal, we will donate $500 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Upper Midwest. Let’s step it up together and give back! 


For questions regarding the step challenge or registration, please contact Noelle Reinhart at [email protected] 

If you have additional questions or need platform assistance, please visit the YuMuuv FAQ page, learn how to sync your device, or contact YuMuuv customer support


Frequently Asked Questions:

Please download this flyer to recruit teammates! Print it out and hang it around the lunch room, hand it out to fellow school leaders, or send it as an email!

All school employees, colleagues, or parent can join. Students are not allowed to participate in the challenge. Schools are able to create more than one team.

If you or your team haven't participated in the YuMuuv platform, please fill out this form with your desired team name and information. Once completed, our team will reach out with a confirmation and registration instructions for your team members.

YuMuuv connects to a variety of fitness tracking devices including Apple Health, Fitbit, Garmin, Google Fit, Polar, and Suunto. To view a full list of connectable devices click here.

Yes, everyone on your team needs to sign up using the invite link at the middle of the page. If you are new to the YuMuuv platform, the first person to register from each organization should create a team using this form so others can join the correct team as they register in the challenge platform.

Yes, participants can select “Manual Entry” when prompted to sync their device. *Please note logging distance or active minutes will not convert to steps.

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